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Old 06-26-2011, 08:39 PM   #1 
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Thumbs down Almond Leaves

If I do not have Almond leaves for spawning,is there a good subsitute?
I am not ready to try my hand at spawning quite yet,but would like to do my homework on it first.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:18 PM   #2 
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I'm on my first spawn, so no expert, but I have some small pieces of driftwood in the tank(adds tannins) and cut a styrofoam cup in half for my male to build his bubble nest under.
Currently I have my first batch of fry and a male building a bubble nest in a spawning tank.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:54 PM   #3 
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You can use oak leaves - not sure which kind though.

These additives are not a must unless you're breeding CT because they need lower pH to really develop.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:30 PM   #4 
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Hi guys. I have been successfully breeding 5 times straight with the use of IAL. If you really want to be successful in breeding, follow the old way.. what i mean by old way is thailand betta breeding way.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:51 PM   #5 
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I use naturally dried and fallen from the tree...Oak leaf....about 4 or 5 different species of native trees I have in my yard......they are 99% the same as IAL as far as chemical compounds.....depending on why I am using the oak leaf tannins....generally I use 10-12 crushed per gallon of water...
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #6 
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Thanks for the replies.
I will remember the Oak leaves.
I have read where some use the Almond leaves and some never mention them.
When I first started in aquariums(I won't say when),I would have had to read a couple dozen books to get the info. I can get on the internet in 10 minutes!!!!
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